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Arts Calendar - August 23, 2013

Saturday, August 24 Uptown Unplugged, summer busking series at Westminster Centre plaza outdoor stage, 555 Sixth St., New Westminster, noon to 5 p.m., featuring High Society, Chelsea D.E.

Saturday, August 24

Uptown Unplugged, summer busking series at Westminster Centre plaza outdoor stage, 555 Sixth St., New Westminster, noon to 5 p.m., featuring High Society, Chelsea D.E. Johnson, Rusty Tones Jazz Trio, Clair Lundin and Baby Face Brass. Info: uptownunplugged.ca.

 

Sunday, August 25

Uptown Unplugged, summer busking series at Westminster Centre plaza outdoor stage, 555 Sixth St., New Westminster, noon to 5 p.m., featuring Joseph Blood, Colin Easthope, Pam Goessaert and Les Finnigan. Info: uptownunplugged.ca

 

Thursday, August 29

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a free outdoor movie screening at Burnaby Civic Square, 8:30 p.m. Preceded by Astronauts in Our Community, a video conference with NASA scientist Darlene Lim and a special message from Commander Chris Hadfield, 7:45 p.m. Info: 604-297-4572.

 

Friday, August 30

Country Queens, Bonnie Kilroe's one-woman show bringing the legends of country music to life, onstage at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Enjoy Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and more. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $37.50, see www.masseytheatre.com.

 

Friday, September 6

Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes, and Inner Realms: Dutch Portraits, opening reception at the Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., 7 to 9 p.m., www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

Saturday, September 7

Lunch BAG Days, noon to 1 p.m. at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., with lunch and tour of the Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes and Inner Realms: Dutch Portraits exhibitions at Burnaby Art Gallery, $12, call 604-297-4422 to reserve.

 

Wednesday, September 11

Short story open mike, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, hosted by Royal City Literary Arts Society, giving emerging and established writers a place to share their short fiction. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Saturday, September 14

Music Therapy Ride, an annual motorcycle charity ride supporting community-based music therapy in B.C., runs from Vancouver to Whistler. Dan Mangan joins as this year's celebrity guest. To register or make a donation, see www.musictherapyride.org.

Burnaby Art Gallery speaker series, 3 p.m., with art historian Paula Swart speaking about Reflections of Holland: Artists and Landscapes near the Hague, www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

Sunday, September 15

Auditions for Seniors Have Talent, presented by New Westminster Lions Club and Sapperton Old Age Pensioners, for performers 55-plus in all areas of entertainment. Singles, duos, trios and quartets welcome, maximum 4.5 minutes. Auditions run 1 to 3 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m. at Sapperton Pensioners Hall, 318 Keary St. Show will follow on Oct. 5. Info: Sapperton Pensioners, 604-522-0280 or visit www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/newwestminsterlionsclubca.

In the BAG, family program at Burnaby Art Gallery in connection with the Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes and Inner Realms: Dutch Portraits exhibitions, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., 1 to 4 p.m. Drop in, activities on the half-hour from 1 to 4 p.m., no registration necessary. All ages welcome.

 

Friday, September 20

Love at the 'Bolt, the opening cabaret night in the Shadbolt Centre's Live at the 'Bolt series, featuring cabaret star Sharron Matthews and six teams of City of Burnaby staff members in a sing-off, 8 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre, www.shadboltcentre.com.

 

Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29

Sculpture workshop, with figurative sculptor Beth Cavener Stitcher, running noon to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $145, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Visit www.shadboltcentre.com or call 604-291-6864.

 

Friday, September 27

Free public lecture, by figurative sculptor Beth Cavener Stitcher, focusing on her work using animal figures to describe the tangled web of human emotions and relationships, 6 to 8 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. See www.shadboltcentre.com or call 604-291-6864.

 

Saturday, September 28

Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance, featuring four of the finest Canadian and Indian artists, headlined by Cassius Khan and Amika Kushwaha, 6:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster, 604-521-5050, www.masseytheatre.com.

Guided tour, at Burnaby Art Gallery, with assistant curator Jennifer Cane leading a tour of the exhibitions Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes, and Inner Realms: Dutch Portraits, 2 p.m. at the gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

Dutch Films in the Sky, 7 p.m. at Civic Square outside the Metrotown library branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave., with screening of Alexander Korda's 1936 biographic film about Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn and Michael Dudok de Wit's 2000 Oscar-winning animated short, Father and Daughter. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

 

Saturday, October 5

Seniors Have Talent, a variety show featuring performers aged 55-plus in all disciplines, competing for prizes, 1:30 p.m. at Sapperton Pensioners Hall, 318 Keary St., New Westminster, 604-522-0280.

Burnaby Art Gallery, Mandarin tour of the current Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes and Inner Realms: Dutch Portraits exhibitions, noon to 1 p.m., 6344 Deer Lake Ave., www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

Burnaby Art Gallery speaker series, 3 p.m., with Krystel Chehab looking at Splended Sights, Familiar Sites: Rembrandt van Rijn and Dutch Landscape Prints, www.burnabyartgallery.ca

 

 

Wednesday, October 9

Short story open mike, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, hosted by Royal City Literary Arts Society, giving emerging and established writers a place to share their short fiction. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Saturday, October 19

Burnaby Art Gallery speaker series, 3 p.m., with contemporary Dutch artist Saskia Jetten looking at the landscape of current Dutch printmaking, www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

Sunday, November 10

In the BAG, family program at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., in connection with the Storms and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes and Inner Realms: Dutch Portraits exhibitions at the gallery. Drop-in, no registration required, activities on the half-hour from 1 to 4 p.m. For info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.

 

Wednesday, November 13

Short story open mike, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, hosted by Royal City Literary Arts Society, giving emerging and established writers a place to share their short fiction. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

Wednesday, December 11

Short story open mike, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, hosted by Royal City Literary Arts Society, giving emerging and established writers a place to share their short fiction. Info: www.rclas.com.

 

 

ONGOING

 

Photography contest, call for entries for the Perfect is Boring photo contest by the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness campaign. Deadline Aug. 31. For info or to submit photos, email pedaw@mail.com. Full contest info at http://bit.ly/PerfectisBoring.

 

Looking Out My Window, an exhibition of work by Frank Bennett, at the Arts Council of New Westminster Gallery, Centennial Lodge, Queen's Park, until Aug. 31. Call 604-525-3244 or see www.artscouncilnewwest.org.

 

Inner Realms: Dutch Portraits, and Bright Skies: Three Centuries of Dutch Landscapes, on exhibition at Burnaby Art Gallery from September 6 to November 17. Gallery open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Admission by donation, with suggested donation of $10. Info: www.burnabyartgallery.ca.